The Mangyan of Mindoro
I made a long awaited trip to the island of Mindoro to visit some of the different Mangyan groups there. There are 8 different Mangyan groups (Iraya, Alangan, Tadyawan, Tau-buid, Bangon, Buhid, Hanunoo and Ratagnon) on the island of Mindoro.
Name: Tuganang Classification: Bamboo buzzer Description: A single node of bamboo cut midway to form two vibrating tongues. The body is incised with the ancient Palaw'an script. It is struck against the palm and is played as a solo instrument. Ethnolinguistic Group: Palaw'an Place: Palawan Date Collected: 1996